Las Vegas’s new staycation spot just might be Durango Casino Resort.
I’m a Nevada native. I’ve lived half my life in Reno, this present half in Las Vegas. And there are without a doubt some great vacation spots in both Northern and Southern Nevada for visitors. But what about staycations.
What makes a good staycation spot? It is, after all, a vacation in town. But it is still a vacation. Durango Casino Resort is just that!
Everyone wants good restaurants. Casual, or upscale, you want good food. But you also want a good cocktail, right? Well, there are some great bars to choose from at Durango Casino Resort.
The Bel-Aire Lounge is a fabulously cool, high energy bar. As you walk in the front doors from valet it is to the left past the check in/lobby area – which is beautiful, by the way. It’s modern, yet still a bit old school. The Bel Aire offers both food and drink, but the cocktails look smashing.
Are you a tequila drinker? Then try the Pink Flamingo. Patron silver tequila, pierre ferand orange curacao, orgeat, lime, and pitaya – which is a cactus fruit. I happen to love a good gin cocktail. If you haven’t had a proper gin cocktail, might I suggest the the French 75. Made with Botanist gin, moet, lemon, and simple syrup.
Want to go a little more casual at Durango Casino Resort with maybe a fun, or as they call them: elevated frozen drink? Then hit up DRNK, which is in the center of the action near the Hall of Food. It’s a laid back atmosphere, and a great bar to grab a quick cocktail, or sit for a few and chill.
Another cocktail stop at Durango Casino Resort will be Oasis Lounge. What’s cool about Oasis Lounge is that their cocktails are inspired by desert botanicals. Their website boasts ‘The Zen Universe.’ It features Ketel One vodka, mancino sakura, cucumber, yuzu, lemon, peychaud’s bitters and egg whites. It is served tableside with a lychee aromatic vapor. So – yeah!
Here are some other cool staycations in Las Vegas.